Transformational Leadership Coaching Clusters
We develop church leaders through Transformational Leadership Coaching Clusters led by Mentor Pastors and meet monthly for two years.
Super Cluster Meetings
In addition to the monthly cluster meetings, this development program includes Super Cluster meetings at least twice per year. These Super Cluster meetings feature established Christian speakers, writers and leaders that inform and inspire the coaching cluster participants.
Pastoral Leadership Skills Coaching
COGO has partnered with an organization named Ministry Advantage on this new initiative that teaches pastors what they need to know to be successful in ministry. The curriculum includes topics such as strategic planning, leading change, building volunteer teams, delegating and maturing the church financially.
Coach Training Sponsored by Church of God Ministries
This program is in partnership with CoachNet, International and provides pastors with the training and development of crucial skill sets in life and ministry coaching. We hope to use some of the graduates of the CTI process in ongoing coaching relationships.
The Mission 120 Initiative is a venture to raise up and resource 120 disciple-making churches in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana. The goal is to see 60 of those churches in Ohio, 20 in Michigan, and 40 in Indiana. The ultimate driver of this initiative is creating a grassroots multiplication movement. In order to develop and maintain momentum in this movement, disciple-making must become the engine that continues to rapidly increase the number of disciple-making churches. It is important to note here that this is not a program or a silver bullet but rather a shift in the culture of how we “do church.” read more
Catalyst Coaching Weekend
We help congregations develop a plan-of-action for congregational turnaround and revitalization through a Coaching Weekend led by the Coaching Team.
For follow-up and implementation, the congregation is assigned a congregational coach who is on-site at least quarterly or as often as monthly. But, the coach is always available at other times for counsel in implementing the prescriptions in the coaching report.
A personal coach can also be assigned to participating pastors as needed. Additionally, the pastor is required to take part in a coaching cluster, which is used as an accountability forum for personal and ministry growth.
Part of our vision is growing our church. The Church Planting Team leads this effort by providing oversight and consistency to the church planting efforts of the Church of God in Ohio.
In the past forty years, Ohio has not experienced any significant growth in the number of churches. In fact, our church planting efforts have essentially replaced those congregations that have closed. Faced with such a reality, planting 50 new churches in the next decade is a major COGO initiative.